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BIOE 3110: Introduction to Biomechanics

Designation:    Required
  
Description:    Mechanics of the human musculoskeletal system and its joints. Basic concepts for deformable body mechanics, including stress and strain analysis, viscoelasticity and applications to common problems in orthopedic biomechanics.
  
Prerequisite:    CIVE 1150; BIOL 2170.
  
Textbook:    Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Equilibrium, Motion and Deformation 
Ozkaya and Nihat 
Springer-Verlag
  
Objectives:    To understand key concepts in statics, mechanics and strength of materials such as equilibrium, stress, strain, material properties. 
To develop an understanding of how to formulate mathematical solutions to a variety of problems in mechanics. 
To learn how mechanics of rigid body and deformable bodies may be applied to real world of interest to biomechanics. 
Supplement theory with very limited laboratory based experiments. 
Human anatomy
  
Topics:    Anatomy of joints 
Stress and strain 
Review of material properties 
Biaxial stresses 
Bending and torsional stresses 
Combined loading - axial, shear, torsional and flexural 
Stress analysis - principal stresses and failure theories 
Viscoelasticity and biological tissues 
Biomechanics of bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments
  
Schedule:    3 - 1 hour lectures per week
  
Contribution:    Engineering topics
  
Outcomes:   
(a)    An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(c)    An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(e)    An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(i)    A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j)    A knowledge of contemporary issues
(8a)    The capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
(8b)    The capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology
  
Prepared by:    Scott Molitor (scott.molitor@utoledo.edu) and Tammy Phares (tamara.phares@utoledo.edu).
  
Last Updated: 2/7/17